Legal Education

Lecturer
Research interests:
Professional Legal Education
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
International Law, Constitutional Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Civil litigation, Defamation, Freedom of speech, Legal education, Legal History
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Law reform, Domestic Human Rights, Community Development, Professional Legal Education, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Aboriginal Legal Service
Lecturer, Migration Law
Research interests:
Immigration, Practicing migration advice, Asian Law, Access to Justice, Human Rights and the Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Wellbeing, Legal Ethics
Professor
Research interests:
Restorative Justice, Legal profession, Legal Ethics, Clinical Legal Education
Lecturer
Research interests:
Cryonics, Ageing, End-of-Life Law, Human Rights and Older Persons, Succession law, Torts
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Online education, Online assessments, Citizenship, European and comparative law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Access to Justice, Historical Injustice, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, Legal empowerment, Rural Issues, Law and development, Social justice, Advocacy, Lawyers and lawyering, Experiential Learning
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Professional Identity Formation, Legal Ethics, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Lawyers and lawyering, Professional Legal Education, Legal profession
Lecturer
Research interests:
Lawyers and Emotional Intelligence, Digital Learning, Experiential Learning
Lecturer
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Statutory Interpretation
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Regulatory theory and practice, Penology and human rights, Asian Law, Plain legal language
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Family law, Problem Based Learning, Wellbeing, Citizenship, Law and Cultural Difference
Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, General Human Rights Law and Policy, Wellbeing, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
PhD Candidate
Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Student Cultural Backgrounds
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Professional Identity Formation, Access to Justice, Clinical Legal Education, Family law, family violence, Legal profession
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Labour Law, Rural Issues, Gender, Gender law
Lecturer
Research interests:
Wellbeing, Legal Ethics, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Research, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Mental Health, Human Rights and the Law, Trauma-informed Lawyering
Lecturer
Research interests:
Law reform, Law and development, Health Justice Partnerships, Legal empowerment, Access to Justice, Social justice, Lawyers and lawyering
Professor
Research interests:
Feminist Legal Theory, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, The corporatisation of Universities
Lecturer
Research interests:
Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Clinical Legal Education
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Legal Ethics, Family in migration law, Administrative law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Indigenous rights, History of Indigenous Rights Law, Native Title, International Law of Indigenous peoples, Indigenous Peoples and the Courts, Cross-cultural Communication in Legal Contexts, Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Law, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, International Security Law, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor
Lecturer
Research interests:
Corporate law, Legal personhood, Ethical theory, Corporate ethical agency, Monism, Law reform, legal theory, Systems theory, Legal design
Lecturer
Research interests:
Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law, Wellbeing, Representations of the law in pop culture

Latest news

21
Feb
2018
Moira Murray
A formula helps you express the answer to a math problem. A formula can also help you express the answer to your client’s legal problem. How you ask? Read on to discover a formula for successful advice work.
19
Feb
2018
Elizabeth Lee
Elizabeth Lee LLB ’03, B Asian Studies ’03 reflects on the responsibilities of her role as lawyer-turned-politician.
06
Feb
2018
Woman in business attire
Pop culture can have a major influence in shaping a law student’s outlook towards legal practice.
26
Jan
2018
Professor Michael Coper
Professor Michael Coper, a former Dean of the ANU College of Law, has been appointed Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2018 Australia Day Honours.
11
Dec
2017
Alex Kershaw
Graduates tell us why they studied law, what they achieved while they were with us, and what lessons and experiences they'll take into the next phase of their lives.

In the Media

20
Nov
2017

ANU College of Law appoints new dean

is honoured in Lawyers Weekly

Research theme:
29
Aug
2017

ANU wins more than $1.24 million in New Colombo Plan grants

Vivien Holmes, Margie Rowe ANU Newsroom

01
Jun
2017

Technology focus gives law students an edge

Wayne Morgan speaks to The Australian

Research theme:
19
Dec
2016

Young lawyers help put wellbeing back on the agenda

Tony Foley, Vivien Holmes, Margie Rowe, Stephen Tang speaks to Lawyers Weekly

15
Dec
2015

Team Australia competes in the 2015 Tokyo Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition

Carol Lawson writes in The CIArb Australia News

04
Nov
2015

Will a focus on private investment mean universities can’t fulfil their public role

Margaret Thornton writes in The Conversation

Research theme:
18
Mar
2015

Public good gets short shrift

Margaret Thornton writes in Canberra Times

Research theme:

Upcoming events

04
Jul
2018

Law, Love and Revenge: Themes from The Merchant…

Conference banner
9.00AM to 5.00PM

The conference theme is drawn from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, an iconic play that speaks to our times. They may not be ‘the best and worst of times’ but, we all live with great uncertainty, and in parts of the world, seemingly immutable enmities.

01
Mar
2018

ANU Law Prizes Ceremony

Prizes
5.30PM to 8.00PM
  • Professor Sally Wheeler OBE

The ANU College of Law hosts its annual Prizes Ceremony which acknowledges the achievements of our students and the contribution and support of our donors.

Past events

No past events found.

Recent books

05
Mar
2014
Author(s): Margaret Thornton

State disinvestment in higher education has been a notable characteristic of neoliberalism all over the world and the corporatization of universities has been the typical response. It has led to a proliferation of law schools with students paying high fees. Corporatization has also engendered a culture of relentless competition between universities, which manifests itself in league tables and rankings. The pursuit of prestige has compelled law schools to prioritize research over teaching, which poses a dilemma for what is taught and how it is taught. The contradictions of the corporatization thesis are graphically illustrated by the experiences of Australia, which might be described as the canary in the mine shaft. While corporatization plays out differently in decentralized regimes with a substantial private sector, such as the United States, its impact on the legal academy has been similarly profound. The dilemmas posed by corporatization for the legal academy require considered scholarly attention.

Centre: PEARL
Research theme: Legal Education

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team